Dating royal worcester egg coddlers
It's original purpose was to serve a hot bouillon made from roasted meat juices.The lid insured the broth was served "hot" and the little handle enabled the guest to sip directly from the cup.
Purists may call these other objects egg caddies, egg cups, egg warmers, or egg servers instead of egg coddlers. The marks on the underside of egg coddlers may be difficult to date, however, they have changed very little over the years because of the small size of the coddler base.
Quite frankly, I don't believe it's necessary to be so pedantic. The following are the accepted marking dates in the trade: - in addition to the factory mark you will find two pairs of small numbers in gray or white on the base of the egg coddlers.
The lid will have a complementary screw thread that holds it to the coddler during cooking. It measures 4 inches from the base to the top of the lifting ring.
With the lid off, the coddler body stands 3¼ inches tall. This is currently the only size of coddler that RW produces.
Many coddlers are manufactured with a set of screw-on threads at the lip of the coddler.